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Oct 21, 2012 12:00pm PDT
ambassador stevens? special report, investigations, death and deceit in benghazi. from washington, d.c., here is bret baier. >> it looked like this election was all about the economy, but that changed when terrorists murdered four americans at the united states consulate in benghazi on the anniversary of 9/11. americans had questions. who did this and how? should our government have seen it coming? did president obama tried to hide the truth? is this a huge scandal that exposes a failed obama foreign policy? is mitt romney just saying it is. tonight we'll try to give you answers. we'll walk you step by step through the terror of that day and break down the political maneuvering that has followed. we begin with a series of frightening developments and troubling decisions leading up to that horrific night. it's a story you haven't heard. it's told by a man who tried to prevent what happened on september 11th, 2012. >> did you have a close relationship with the ambassador? >> i lived and worked with him for two months when he came on to the time i left, yeah. >> bret: no one understands more the
FOX News
Oct 21, 2012 3:48pm EDT
ambassador stevens was increasingly worried about al-qaeda's security threat leading up to attack and cabled stevens on september 11th the day he was killed. more reasons for america to ask -- who is ultimately responsible for leaving those americans so vulnerable. >> if it is the white house, this would be devastating. >> but mark hopes the political post mortem doesn't obscure the more frightening fact that terrorism may be back with a vengence and america is woefully unprepared. >> what is wicked about this, bret, the real politicalization there are those that only see it will help us in ohio. it may cause us problems in florida. this could go bad for obama. it's really bad to the united states because this is humiliation for the united states. it's bad for chris stevens and bad for sae9sdz smith and bad for tyrone woods. they are dead. they are gone. >> which brings us back to lieutenant colonel andrew wood who saw the deadly debacle coming. >> bret: i can tell you are emotional about it. the ambassador was killed, first one since 1979. he is your friend. >> it's a huge thing to have a l
Oct 20, 2012 6:00pm PDT
i knew i didn't have the second book. steven's story, i asked myself questions. a lot of writers do that that's usually how i begin. what did he do? who did he meet when he got off the train? who was this man servant? what was his life about? it all began with the seeds and the particular questions, as simple as that. although, then, i had to answer them. what i had done is i usual low don't work with an out line. a lot of writers do they will out line what will happen and sometimes they have to because like if you are writing a mystery you need to write out the plot. i write about characters the characters drive the story. when that hatched i sat down and said, what happens is, a, he arrived and gets off the train what's going to happen. >> i know z, he would get on the train and leave at the evented book. i didn't know the alphabet in between. i was nervous and i took one step at a time very japanese like. i began to study and read everything i could find on the japanese culture. the incredible thing was not having everything that went into it and it still became a quiet book. th
Oct 21, 2012 10:30am PDT
. >> edie ortiz, bill moundsy, steven hemnay -- nomnay and amara. >> good evening. thank you for nothing. you give cab drivers absolutely nothing. you take away, take away. we serve the city just like muni drivers serve the city but you don't care about us. i -- just like the lady who got reward. i come in all the time. nobody gives me awards. listen. i've lived in the city for 42 years. i've been a cab driver for 23 of those years. is that it? you disgust me, the way you do this one minute. you are unbelievable. you are so right wing conservative. this is a city of harry bridges. this is a liberal city. not a conservative city, where you give cabs to the cab 9 i been on the list 17 years. i get nothing. you give away our rights. you give away our rights and our lives. i have wasted my life. i have given up -- i have given up -- >> chairman nolan: next speaker. >> steven heimnay. security. >> i have. steven heimnay -- >> with all due respect to you guys giving us a minute you're getting paid to be mere. my cab that you just issued a new medallion for is in the garage so i can give you mo
Oct 20, 2012 11:30pm EDT
. newly released state department documents show that ambassador stevens was worried about the security prediction saying in june that the violence was likely to continue and worsen. they were made public by darrell issan. a letter to presume a they write, quote, not only did the administration reject her requests for increased security despite escalating violence and to decrease the existing cat gory to dangerous and ineffective levels. we were told that the administration did this to effectuate a policy of normalization in libya after the conclusion of the civil war and the obama administration said there was no evident suggesting the attack was imminent and some republicans -- democrats say republicans are trying to take political advantage of the attack. >> do you think that it's a coincidence that two days before a national debate on foreign policy, congressman issa releases the documents? i mean this is pure politics pure and simple and the american -- looked better. >> reporter: mccain, graham, and ayotte sent a second letter, again, asking them to clarify what they told the admi
Oct 20, 2012 6:00pm PDT
stevens and three others who were killed. military sources tell cbs news that resources at nearby u.s. bases, sigonella, aviano, and souda bay, including planes which can be good to buzz a crowd to disburse it. sisigonella is just one hour flight from libya. the u.s. fell under attack for more than seven hours. gary berntsen said more help should have been sent. he commanded c.i.a. counter-terrorism missions targeting osama bin laden and led the team after the u.s. embassy bombings in east fisher. >> you find a way to make this happen. there isn't a plan for every single engagement. sometimes you have to be able to make adjustments. they made zero adjustments in this. they stood and they watched and our people died. >> reporter: rick nelson, a former navy pilot who worked in counter-terrorism says such missions are very risky. >> a lot can go right, as we saw with the bin laden raid. it was a very successful event, but also when they're high-risk activities like this, a lot can go wrong, as we saw with the iranian hostage rescue decades ago. >> reporter: yesterday the house oversigh
FOX News
Oct 20, 2012 7:00pm PDT
. or for ambassadorsteistevens. >> just the fact that stevens came in from tripoli and there wasn't enough security. >> that night, my belief was it was the fact that nearby, anybody and everybody was nearby called in for support. >> according to the various sources this is five u.s. agents. four local men securing the compound. when the massive attack began. ambassador stevens and others were escort it to barricaded building in the compound. unable to penetrate it, frustrated intruders had diesel fuel, ig noting oily fire trapped inside and somehow separated from the colleagues. ambassador stevens died of smoke inhalation. heroically, glen and another former navy seal ty wood managed to evacuate survivors fighting to a nearby safehouse known as the annex. >> he was on the roof. remained until everybody rescued from the safe house. because of him, all the people are still here today. then unfortunately, mortar fire was extremely accurate. >> tillekilled your brother and another sniper. >> yep. >> it doesn't sound like a spontaneous attack at all. >> no. from what i heard, it was well planned an wel
FOX News
Oct 21, 2012 8:00am PDT
chris stevens asking for more security -- >> the republicans voted against the additional security. look, i think there is only the president has been taking this seriously. have you republicans who did a document dump, putting lives at risk. i think the american people are going to watch the debate and say, which candidate has a thoughtful, serious approach to really difficult foreign policy questions, which one is saying whatever he's for, i'm against. i am for this, but not later on. i am going to flip flop on a variety of issues and on some issues, i don't have a difference but i am going to say i'm against him because it's a political campaign. >> eric: marjorie said, quote, only the president is sake taking this seriously. do you buy that? >> mitt romney is also taking this seriously. it is not playing politics to hole the president and the state department accountable for the conduct of foreign policy. it is not playing politics to hold the president and the state department responsible for a lack of security, when security was requested for ambassador stevens and we have the firs
FOX News
Oct 21, 2012 11:00am PDT
the attack and we now know u.s. embassador chris stevens sent repeated memos to washington, even on the day he was killed, asking for more security. senator graham, is it conceivable that president obama didn't know how dangerous benghazi was for americans? >> no. no administration's going to send the president of the united states into the public arena not telling him about an attack in april and june. what if the president were asked by a reporter in june, tell me about the consulate in attack in benghazi, he said i don't know. i find that inconceivable. this is going to be a case study, studied for years of a breakdown of national security at every level. failed presidential leadership. the benghazi-lib libya license consulate was a death trap. we asked additional security and was denied because we wanted to normalize relationships with a nonexistent government. we should have closed that consulate long before september 11 or heavily reinforced it and i put that on the president of the united states. this was a national security break down before, during and after the attack. >> senator
Oct 20, 2012 10:30pm EDT
of benghazi which left ambassador chris stevens and three others dead. weeks later, it's a horror to see the compound. we were. there the main residence and that is some smoke of the fire. can you see the signs of desperation, ransacked and as to answers to the remaining questions, one eyewitness tells us the mob marched the compound that night and is chanting blood-30y slogans -- blood- thirsty slogans is why some think there was a protest first. we're told that various members of the islamist groups were in the mob and deny responsibility, including one former militia leader we actually spoke with on friday and named as a key suspect this week and with some cameras around the compound and should help and finally, ambassador stevens and his staff were reportedly worried about a terror threat on the compound and we have indications of that, too. we talked to one libyan official who told us he spoke to the americans days before the attack and warned of the risks, they agreed. >>> meanwhile, there are new questions about the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. documents show that ambas
FOX News
Oct 21, 2012 12:30pm PDT
ship picked up in turkey on september 6th, five days before chris stevens and sean smith and former navy seals were killed during the assault in benghazi. according to a september 14th report by the times of london, 400 tons of cargo on board, some of it humanitarian and also holding a large consignment of weapons headed for the remembers. it's a huge warning sign that the situation on the ground is vastly more dangerous than the state department may have realized. even before the well organized massive attack in benghazi that knew the threat from al-qaeda was large and growing. >> what do you think al-qaeda looks like today? >> it's much stronger. it's spreading out. >> there is no question in your mind that al-qaeda is stronger in north africa today than it was four years ago? >> absolutely. they have all kinds of new organizations. >> so it suggests that the white house doesn't get it. >> the problem is, they are avoiding reality, bad things happen when you avoid reality and we have just seen that. >> we are in a stronger position today than we were four years ago. >> t.j. crowle
Oct 21, 2012 9:00am EDT
, in the six months before the attack and we now know that u.s. ambassador chris stevens sent repeated memos to washington, even on the day he was killed, asking for more security. senator graham, is it conceivable that president obama didn't know how dangerous benghazi was, for americans? >> no. no administration will send the president of the united states out into the public arena, not telling him about an attack in april and june, and, tell me about the consulate attack in benghazi, what do you think about it, and the president said i don't know and i find that inconceivable. and this is going to be a case study, studied for years of a break down of national security, and, failed presidential leadership and senior members of the obama administration, failed miseraand the benghazi, libya conflict was becoming a death trap and the british left and the red cross left, because of the deteriorating security environment and we were requesting additional security and it was denied because we wanted to normalize relationships with a nonexistent government and we should have closed the consulate
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Oct 21, 2012 3:00am EDT
attack. it was an awful internet video. >>> outrage over the video. >> ambassador chris fer stevens worried about al-qaida and asking for more security before the attack that killed him . those thippings that i need for every day living are expensive. what kind of impact will inflation have on the election. joe at it again. >>> how many do you know who served in iraq or iran. another biden blunder. ladies and gentlemen, governor mike huckabee. [ applause ] >>> thank you. thank you. we have got a great enthusiastic audience here. so happy to have them and you. welcome to huckabee from the fox news studios in new york maybelet most interesting moment in last week's presidential debate when the president claimed he labeled the attack on benghazi in the rose garden comment. mitt romney rightly challenged the thing and whip sawed by moderator candy crowley who rushed to offer asylum to president obama and saying that he had indeed labeled the benghazi atact as the result of terrorism . he mentioned acts of terror. but he did not attribute the assault in libya to such a thing. >>> no acts
Oct 21, 2012 7:30pm EDT
never have worn. i've done seven movies with steven and i'm enormously proud. >> he plays lee libberace's companion who filed a suit against the singer in 1982. >> did you have to have love scenes? >> oh, yeah. >> you look great in it. the shots i saw you look great. >> i had good wigs. >> sign this lease and that gives us the right to drill on your land. >> his next project, co-starring and co-writing turn on a film tackling the issue of fracking. >> it speaks to american identity, where are we now? when this incredibly, the stakes are so incredibly high. >> do you write a lot? >> i haven't sat down and written since goodwill hunting. >> that was fabulous. >> we had a good time doing it and i didn't realize how much i missed it. >> the promised land opens this holiday season and behind the candle opera airs on hbo. >>> i got a front row seat to one of the rare bipartisan moments, thursday's al smith dinner in new york. great to see them take a night off for the campaign event for this charity tradition in american politics. thanks for being with me. each week keep it here where wall st
FOX Business
Oct 20, 2012 8:00pm EDT
ambassador christopher stevens raised concerns about the shortage of security in beeghazi months before the september 11th terrorist attack. ambassador stevens himse wrote about security threats in june, august and the very day that he was murdered. meanwhile, military sources telling fox news that the terrorist attack may have been part of a broader campaign to drive a growing american presence out of eastern libya. yet the administration continues to refuse to admit what any fact at all and threat assessments ignored, requests for security there were ignored, and the reality on the ground relted in the murder of four americans in libya. and as much as the president mmght no want us to believe that he declared the murders in benghazi to be a terrorist attack jt the day after they occurred, the public record -- as we have repeatedly reported and demonstrated -- is contrary to his statement. joining us nowor a critical look at the president's, well, changing positions on the september 11th attacks and the liberal media's inability to, in some cases, even report let alone report well on t
FOX News
Oct 21, 2012 3:00am PDT
documents revealing slain ambassador chris stevens asked the state department for additional security and warned of a growing threat from al qaeda and libya before the attack on our consulate that left stevens and three other americans dead. now the cia claiming it knew within 24 hours of the attack that it was an act of terrorism. why did it take the obama administration weeks to admit? joining us to break this all down, former cia covert operations officer president of diligence llc, a global intelligence and security firm mike baker. good to see you as always in boston this morning. >> thank you. >> look, it is difficult to figure out. now that we know that the cia station chief there in libya identified exactly what this was within 24 hours. and, yet, there has been cia talking points from september 15th that apparently guided sowfn rice in what she said saying that these demonstrations in benghazi with were inspired at the protests in cairo. it's difficult to make out how this happened. do you now have some insay? >> well, you know, there is the information that gets reported int
Oct 21, 2012 12:00pm PDT
cetera. i think that's the best way to go. >> steven, good to see you. steven lieb joining us. >>> she was the woman responsible for protecting your money during a financial crisis. >> we participated in the bailout and they did have a short-term impact in stabilizing the market, but that's not something i'm proud of. i'm ashamed about it. we had to do it, but it's not something i'm bragging about. >> four years later she's pointing fingers and naming names. who had your back and who didn't? that's next on "your money." ou a head start on your dinner. that seems easier sure does who are you? [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. five delicious cooking sauces you combine with fresh ingredients to make amazing home-cooked meals. ♪ ambiance [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. your head-start to home cooked. [ female announcer ] new progre♪so recipe starters. ♪ we're lucky, it's not every day you find a companion as loyal as a subaru. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. you see us, at the start of the day. on the company phone list that's a few nam
Oct 21, 2012 6:00am PDT
a few precious moments left to practice. steven landry, a young auxiliary -- and get into character. steven landry led detectives to the missing boy's lunch box. my confidence was boiling over. let's go do this tv thing. but then a plot twist i never expected. oh, my scene. i'm so excited about this. they changed the line? stephen lomatin, a young auxiliary officer -- it was landry. so with my new line ready, a little bit nervous, i finally transformed into reporter jenna wolfe. it was kind of a stretch. any advice for me, last minute advice? >> be yourself. >> with that i was ready for my role of a lifetime. >> background. >> and action. >> it was stephen lomintin, a young auctixiliary officers whod police to the missing boy's lunch box. how emotional was that for you. >> it was very emotional. >> so brilliant, they wanted just a little more. >> video 17, take one. action. >> it's been over a week now and still no sign of young hector rodriguez. p police are asking if you have any information, you are to call the tip line 212-555-01001. emmy, no emmy? where are we at? >> i think yo
Oct 21, 2012 11:00am PDT
, chris stevens. >> the issue has been there's been inconsistency from the administration as to how they described it. the president did call it an act of terror the day before but also made reference to the potential that this was a response to a video that was getting -- an anti-islam video that was causing disruptions in egypt as well. this is how paul ryan is describing the situation. he did it in a radio interview on friday. >> the problem is their story continues to shift. they fail to answer the basic questions about what happened. so his response has been inconsistent. it's been misleading. and more than a month later, we still have more questions than answers. the benghazi thing would be a tragedy in and of itself if it was an isolated incident. the problem is it's not isolated but a picture of the broader story of the absolute unraveling of the obama administration's foreign policy. >> david, as you know, the argument is that this central claim of the administration to have dealt a withering blow to al qaeda, including killing osama bin laden, is undermined by an attack li
Oct 20, 2012 9:30pm EDT
, i just someone was saying to me yesterday, i said to them when i was approached by steven spielberg to make the film. i had never heard of him. and they said, how is that possible. and i said, well, it's because i don't live in a life where i know the kl churl icons. and i don't. there are many things i just i don't relate to. so i don't know. >> how incognito can you be? >> i can be very incog tee know. behind these big glasses. are you kidding? >> unless you credit card with your name on it, you're . >> yeah. >> the attitude, you know. if you take the position that you just here. you're just a human being and, you know, all of this stuff that people think about you is their business. it really is. but you have a life, you know, that is satisfying to you. and i'm very much in to my dog. i have a little dog, a little your key, charlie. and honestly he is pretty much -- i do have new books coming out. >> we'll get to those. i want to ask about your most recent, the chicken chronicles. why did you name one of chickening a us in of god? >> i love the name. i decided to call her that. y
FOX News
Oct 21, 2012 12:00am PDT
been on the fence and might push them in the romny camp. >>> ambassador stevens including the day he died, begged for more security and told them, that the security was horribly lacking. doesn't that factor in to the damage? >>> what was he worried about was religious extremist who were intending to kill innocent people including people in the red cross. they were attacked with impugnity in the red cross. not just on the day he died but the days leading up to it, james rosen with the fox state department correspondant got the cables sent from libya to the state department. i don't know where they went from there and i am not trying to make it political. one, first of all, we have to get justice for what happened to our people there and figure out what went wrong and prevent it from happening again and the american people deserve answers as to why there are so many different store store september 12th and president obama left and you know he went to vegas for a fund raiser, the biggest strategic mistake. as commander in chief he should have stayed and got a handle on it. he might not
Oct 21, 2012 5:30am PDT
's lover. >> yeah. i got to wear clothes i have never worn. steven directed the move and i have done seven movies with him and i'm enormously proud of it. >> damon plays liberace's companion who filed a $100 million suit against the singer in '82. >> did you have to have love scenes and stuff. >> oh, yeah. oh, yeah. >> you look great in it. the shots i saw you had you looked great. >> i had good wigs. >> you sign this lease and it gives us the right on to drill on your land. >>> a film tackling the issue of fracking to untap american reserves of natural gas. >> it speaks to american identity, like where we are we now? the stakes are so incredibly high. >> do you write a lot? >> i haven't sat down and written since "goodwill hunting." >> i didn't realize how how much i mied it. >>> behind the candleabout bra airs on hbo in 2013. >>> a front row seat to one of the rare bipartisan moments of an election year. al smil smith dinner new york. great to see president obama and governor romney take a night off from the campaign trail for this charity event tradition in american politics. thank you
Oct 21, 2012 9:00am PDT
them off. that's all. thank you for listening. >> chairman nolan: next speaker please. >> steven zavtoski, terry and ms. doyle. >> thank you for the time and opportunity to speak to you, i am a professor at the universities of san francisco in environmental studies and i serve as sustainability director at college of arts and sciences. in that capacity one of the projects i've been spearheading is to improve infrastructure amenities for bicyclists on our campus. we're seen the number of bicyclists grow and we feel we can increase that growth even more. it will help us meet some of our goals. we have a parking crunch around our campus. it will also help us meet the city's goal of of 20% by 2020. we did a survey last fall and we found when asked why people chose not to ride their bike to campus there were three primary reasons. first was theft, concerned about bikes being stolen. we will build covered secured parking on campus. second was safety, fear of riding in city traffic, especially -- on fell and oak, the major arteries that people have to ride or cross to get to campus. the
Oct 21, 2012 8:00am EDT
state department documents show ambassador stevens was worried about the situation predicting back in june that the violence in libya was likely to continue and worsen. in a letter to president obama they wrote -- >> reporter: the obama administration has said there was no intelligence suggesting an attack was imminent. some democrats on capitol hill say republicans are trying to take political advantage of the attack. >> do you think it's a coincidence that two days before a national debate over foreign policy they release these documents? this is pure politics, and the american people deserve better. >> reporter: also gop senators john mccain, lindsey graham and yacht have sent a second letter to the intelligence leaders saying -- the chairman of the house armed services committee says he hasn't gotten answers from the pentagon. >> i'm troubled by the way this incident is unfolding, because for all the president's talk about wanting to get information to the american people, they're not being responsive. >> reporter: republican congressman peter king, chairman of the house homela
Oct 21, 2012 4:00pm PDT
and knocked to the ground. and it didn't end there. >> the suspect, steven anderson, who we've identified, goes through his pockets and takes the $40 that mr. perry had, and then kicks him a second time and then as he's done, another individual who we'd like to identify also comes up and kicks mr. perry one more time in the face. >> perry has a cut lip, several broken bones in his face. disgusting. >>> each week we're shining a spotlight on the top ten cnn heroes of 2012 as you vote for the one who inspires you the most at this week the honoree is a single mother from haiti who became the target of sexual violence but turned her personal trauma into a fight for justice. >> translator: two years after the earthquake, the situation is still the same. the people are still under the tents. they don't have electricity. there is no security where they sleep. they are getting raped. in haiti things are very difficult. before the earthquake, there were rapes happening. now i can say it is total disorder. adults are not spared. mothers are not spared. even babies are not spared. my
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Oct 20, 2012 11:00pm PDT
the video. >> ambassador chris fer stevens worried about al-qaida and asking for more security before the attack that killed him .
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